The debate over statues of John A. MacDonald and keeping the name of Egerton Ryerson on public schools has rekindled in the last month. The discovery of 215 children in unmarked graves in Kamloops and the continued discovery of more unmarked graves in various Residential Schools across the country have given cause to examine these men’s legacy. We talk about the true complicated legacy of these men and what a better way for Canadians to memorialize and learn about accomplishments in the past might be.
Sean Vanderklis and Karl Dockstader came on are co-hosts of the One Dish, One Mic radio show on AM 610 CKTN each Sunday. They were both 2020 CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships recipients, and joined Joel and Roland to bring them up to speed on the backround to the Caledonia land disputes.